According to Thursday’s WBBJTV, a 46-year-old man in Jackson, Tennessee, has been arrested for dumping a litter of newborn puppies, secured inside of a plastic bag, into a dumpster behind a business. The man identified as the suspect is Ined Holmes Jr.
The despicable act was captured in video surveillance and the images led the authorities to Holmes Jr. The same truck, which can be seen in the surveillance footage, was found at the man’s Fleming Street home. The police also discovered a dog, chained in Holmes’ backyard, who is believed to be the mother of the eight discarded puppies.
Amazingly, despite being sealed inside of the plastic bag, the days old puppies survived – they have since been reunited with the mother dog, “Diamond.” The puppies, as well as Diamond, are receiving care from Companion Pet Rescue, reported the Jackson Sun. Donations to help with the care of this canine family are being accepted at: Companion Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 1772, Jackson, TN, 38302.
Holmes is facing eight counts of aggravated animal cruelty – he has already been released from custody on bond. He is due back in court on May 5.
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